Monday, August 17, 2009

Shoot the Piano Player by David Goodis

Between vacation (hello, Baltimore!) and work, I just haven't had time to scan books lately. But after a brief hiatus I hope to be back to regular posting (for awhile, at least).

I mostly bought this book for the great cover, and the fact that Francois Truffaut made it into a movie.

But it's actually a pretty decent read--not your typical cheap pulp novel. I got a little annoyed with how the character's thoughts were written in the second person, but otherwise I'd say I enjoyed it. I haven't seen the movie in awhile so I couldn't tell you if it diverged much from the plot of the book. And yet I found myself picturing the characters in black and white, seeing shots of a movie in my head.

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